A 9 MW wind farm on the Caribbean island of Curaçao in the Dutch Antilles is now on-line, supplying power to the grid of local energy distribution company Kodela NV under a 15 year contract. The project, Playa Kanoa, located on the north east coast, is the largest wind farm in the Caribbean region and consists of 18, 500 kW NedWind turbines. It joins an earlier wind plant on Curaçao consisting of 12 NedWind 250 kW turbines built at Tera Cora in 1993. Dutch wind company NedWind was taken over by NEG Micon in 1998. The developer of Playa Kanoa, Delta Caribbean NV, has transferred full ownership to NV Delta Windparken Curaçao, a 100% subsidiary of Dutch utility NV Delta Nutsbedrijven. With an average production of about 36 million kWh, about 10,000 homes on the island will be supplied with the electricity generated at Playa Kanoa, the developer says.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol